CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WE REINVENT THE CIRCUS (TV)

Summary

This recorded-for-television program features the acrobatic stylings of the Canadian-based entertainment company Cirque du Soleil. Eschewing any dialogue, the show combines dance, gymnastics and physical comedy by performers wearing elaborate costumes and masks. Highlights include the following: a balancing act featuring a tall pile of wooden chairs; an eccentric contortionist on a table; a gibberish-speaking clown armed with a number of cream pies; a clarinet-playing duo on a tightrope; a tango-themed number featuring an exceptionally well-balanced pair; a daring number on a high trapeze; a funny piece involving a drunken bandleader and his wild conducting of "The 1812 Overture"; and a scene involving a number of bicycles and unicycles with the performers creating human pyramids atop them. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: HBO
  • DATE: 1989
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:55:40
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:16313
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Circuses
  • SERIES RUN: HBO - TV, 1989
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Hélène Dufresne … Producer
    • Guy Laliberté … Associate Producer
    • Normand Latourelle … Associate Producer
    • Daniel Gauthier … Associate Producer
    • Jacques Payette … Director
    • René Dupéré … Music by
    • Debra Brown … Choreographer
    • Michel Barette … Performer
    • Luc Dagenais … Performer
    • Amélie Demay … Performer
    • Marie-Eve Dumais … Performer
    • Alain Gauthier … Performer
    • Noémie Gélinas … Performer
    • Wayne Hronek … Performer
    • Rock Jutras … Performer
    • Louise-Hélène Lacasse … Performer
    • Denis Lacombe … Performer
    • Angela Laurier … Performer
    • Marie-Josée Lévesque … Performer
    • Agathe Olivier … Performer
    • Daniel Le Bateleur … Performer
    • Corinne Pierre … Performer
    • Marie-Andrée Richard … Performer
    • Antoine Rigot … Performer
    • Faon River Shane Bélanger … Performer
    • André St-Jean … Performer
    • Daniel Searth Boun … Performer
    • Luc Tremblay … Performer
    • Eric Varelas … Performer
    • Annie Wagner Bouthillier … Performer
    • Andrew Watson … Performer
    • Jacqueline Williams … Performer